Located in central Minnesota, along the Mississippi River, is Brainerd. Long known as the home of Paul Bunyan and well-known as Minnesota’s Vacationland, the neighboring cities of Baxter and Brainerd are the economic center of the region known as “Brainerd” or the Brainerd Lakes Area. The bustling community of Brainerd/Baxter is nestled among the pines and it has something for everyone. It is the retail-district, it’s where the service are, it’s where the hotels are, it’s where you’ll find great dining and events, it’s where the historic downtown is, and it’s where the public parks and beaches are. If you want to be in a place that has everything you need and is only minutes from all the region has to offer, this is your stop. From here, you can choose any adventure to enjoy in Minnesota’s Playground.